Promotion of cybersecurity in the Commonwealth. (SB747)

Introduced By

Sen. Frank Wagner (R-Virginia Beach)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Promotion of cybersecurity in the Commonwealth. Initiates several efforts to promote economic development, research and development, and workforce development of the cybersecurity industry in the Commonwealth. The bill creates two new matching grant funds: one administered by the Innovation and Entrepreneurship Investment Authority for private entities that collaborate with one or more public institutions of higher education on research and development related to cybersecurity and one administered by the Department of Education for public elementary and secondary schools for STEM-related programs. The bill directs the Virginia Economic Development Partnership Authority (VEDP), in consultation with the State Council of Higher Education for Virginia, to develop an online cybersecurity network. VEDP will be aided by an advisory committee consisting of representatives from higher education, the community college system, the Joint Commission on Technology and Science, and the Secretaries of Commerce and Trade, Education, and Technology. Finally, the bill directs the Secretary of Technology to organize and convene a Virginia Cybersecurity Conference to showcase Virginia's leadership in the field of cybersecurity. This bill is a recommendation of the Joint Commission on Technology and Science. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Failed


01/22/2016Presented and ordered printed 16104282D
01/22/2016Referred to Committee on Commerce and Labor
01/26/2016Impact statement from DPB (SB747)
02/01/2016Rereferred from Commerce and Labor (15-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/01/2016Rereferred to Finance
02/10/2016Stricken at request of Patron in Finance (14-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)